The City as a Stage - but for Whom?

Dorte Skot-Hansen


The City as a Stage but for whom?
The challenges of the experience economy to
cultural and urban planning.
The way in which the experience economy capitalises
on the need for experiences presents
new challenges to the cities. Regardless whether
one designates these new experience cities
as experiencescapes or fantasy city, the crux of
the matter is that they marginalize the actual
inhabitants of such cities and create stereotypical
images of the characteristics of the place.
Taking its point of departure in a concrete
example (the Holmbladsgade District in
Copenhagen), this article discusses the potential
for developing the diverse city.

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